I am a proud member of Alpha Omicron Pi here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To me, AOII represents loyalty, strength, friendship and scholarship. Each of these values is portrayed through our symbol the Jacqueminot Rose. The Zeta chapter here at UNL was one of the six founding chapters of Alpha Omicron Pi, and we are one of the only two remaining chapters up and running. Being a member of this chapter means I am just a small piece of the sisterhood and history being formed each year when we welcome new members and say goodbye to our new alumnae. In the year 2017, it will mark 120 years since AOII was founded. This heart will be great way to celebrate both Nebraska and the amazing women that have come and gone in the Zeta chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
I am a graphic design major and have always had a passion for both painting and design, so creating a graphic of what my heart would look like was the easiest way for me to detail what would go into this piece. This heart will be painted black and AOII and our motto painted on the front in our chapter’s color, cardinal red. Stretching across the heart will be a Jacqueminot Rose made completely from metal work. The rose will be painted in a bold cardinal red with a glossy finish to compliment the black heart. On the base of the art piece will be dozens of hand painted roses, standing for all the members of our sorority who are so proud to say they belong to Alpha Omicron Pi.